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Gilligan's Island Episode Guide
Come on, admit it, you like Gilligan's Island.  Sure, it's a silly
little show, but who hasn't wondered what it's like to be stranded
on an uncharted desert isle?  And who hasn't wanted a slice of Mary
Ann's coconut cream pie?

I would also like to add original network airdates if anybody can
supply these.

The Cast
Backus, Jim             Thurston Howell III
Denver, Bob             Gilligan (some say Willy Gilligan)
Hale Jr., Alan          Skipper Jonas Grumby
Johnson, Russell        Professor Roy Hinkley
Louise, Tina            Ginger Grant
Schafer, Natalie        Lovey Wentworth Howell
Wells, Dawn             Mary Ann Summers
Maxwell, Charles        radio announcer

The Music
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
  a tale of a fateful trip.
That started from this tropic port,
  aboard this tiny ship.
The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
  the skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day,
  for a three hour tour, a three hour tour.
The weather started getting rough,
  the tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew,
  the Minnow would be lost; the Minnow would be lost.
The ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle,
  with Gilligan, the Skipper too,
  the Millionaire, and his Wife,
  the Movie Star, and the rest,
  (the Movie Star, the Professor and Mary Ann,)
  here on Gilligan's Isle.

So this is the tale of our castaways,
  they're here for a long long time.
They'll have to make the best of things,
  it's an uphill climb.
The first mate and his skipper too,
  will do their very best,
to make the others comfortable,
  in their tropic island nest.
No phones, no lights, no motor car,
  not a single luxury.
Like Robinson Crusoe,
  it's primitive as can be.
So join us here each week my friend,
  you're sure to get a smile.
From seven stranded castaways,
  Here on Gilligan's Isle.

Note:  Some of the Gilligan's Island music was done by John Williams,
       formally of the Boston Pops.

The Episodes
Season 1  (1964 - 1965)
Saturday, 2030 - 2100

 1 - Two on a Raft  (26 Sep 1964)
 2 - Home Sweet Hut     (03 Oct 1964)
 3 - Voodoo Something to Me
 4 - Good Night, Sweet Skipper
 5 - Wrongway Feldman
 6 - President Gilligan
 7 - Sound of Quacking
 8 - Good-Bye Island
 9 - The Big Gold Strike
10 - Waiting for Watubi
11 - Angel on the Island
12 - Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk
13 - Three Million Dollars More or Less    (26 Dec 1964)
14 - Water, Water Everywhere    (02 Jan 1965)
15 - So Sorry, My Island Now
16 - Plant You Now, Dig You Later
17 - Little Island, Big Gun
18 - X Marks the Spot
19 - Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy
20 - St. Gilligan and The Dragon
21 - Big Man on Little Stick
22 - Diamonds are an Ape's Best Friend
23 - How to be a Hero
24 - The Return of Wrongway Feldman
25 - The Matchmaker
26 - Music Hath Charm
27 - New Neighbor Sam
28 - They're Off and Running
29 - Three to Get Ready
30 - Forget Me Not
31 - Diogenes, Won't You Please Go Home?
32 - Physical Fatness
33 - It's Magic
34 - Good-Bye, Old Paint
35 - My Fair Gilligan
36 - A Nose By Any Other Name

Season 2  (1965 - 1966)
Thursday, 2000 - 2030

37 - Gilligan's Mother-in-Law
38 - Beauty is and Beauty Does
39 - The Little Dictator
40 - Smile, You're on Mars Camera
41 - The Sweepstakes
42 - Quick Before it Sinks      (28 Oct 1965)
43 - Castaway Pictures Presents
44 - Agonized Labor
45 - Nyet, Nyet -- Not Yet
46 - Hi-Fi Gilligan
47 - The Chain of Command
48 - Don't Bug the Mosquitoes
49 - Gilligan Gets Bugged
50 - Mine Hero
51 - Erika Tiffany Smith to the Rescue
52 - Not Guilty
53 - You've Been Disconnected
54 - The Postman Cometh
55 - Seer Gilligan
56 - Love Me, Love My Skipper
57 - Gilligan's Living Doll
58 - Forward March
59 - Ship Ahoax
60 - Feed the Kitty
61 - Operation:  Steam Heat     (10 Mar 1966)
62 - Will the Real Mr. Howell Please Stand Up?
63 - Ghost a Go-Go
64 - Allergy Time       (31 Mar 1966)
65 - The Friendly Physician
66 - "V" for Vitamins
67 - Mr. and Mrs. ???
68 - Meet the Meteor
69 - Up At Bat

Season 3  (1966 - 1967)
Monday, 1930 - 2000

70 - Gilligan vs. Gilligan
71 - Pass the Vegetables Please
72 - The Producer
73 - Voodoo
74 - Where There's a Will
75 - Man With a Net
76 - Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow  (31 Oct 1966)
77 - Ring Around Gilligan
78 - Topsy-Turvy
79 - The Invasion
80 - The Kidnapper
81 - And Then There Were None
82 - All About Eva
83 - Gulligan Goes Gung Ho
84 - Take a Dare
85 - Court-Martial
86 - The Hunter
87 - Lovey's Secret Admirer
88 - Our Vines Have Tender Apes
89 - Gilligan's Personal Magnetism
90 - Splashdown
91 - High Man on the Totem Pole
92 - The Second Ginger Grant
93 - The Secret of Gilligan's Island
94 - Slave Girl
95 - It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Gilligan!
96 - The Pigeon
97 - Bang!  Bang!  Bang!
98 - Gilligan, the Goddess

The Pilot       (Broadcast 16 Oct 1992 on TBS)
Written by Sherwood Schwartz, Austin Kalish, and Elroy Schwartz
Directed by Rod Amateau

Backus, Jim             Thurston Howell III
Denver, Bob             Gilligan (some say Willy Gilligan)
Gabriel, John           the professor
Hale Jr., Alan          Skipper Jonas Grumby
McCarthy, Nancy         Bunny
Schafer, Natalie        Lovey Wentworth Howell
Smythe, Kit             Ginger

Opening Theme:

  In tropical sea is a tropic port,
  Vacation fun is the favorite sport.
  This is the place where the tourists flock,
  Renting the boats at the busy dock.

  Two secretaries from U-S-A,
  Sail on the Minnow this lovely day.
  A high school teacher is next aboard,
  All taking trip that they can not afford.

  The next two people are millionaires,
  They got no worries, they got no cares.
  They climb aboard and they step inside,
  With just enough bags for a six-hour ride.

  Tourists come, tourists go,
  Tourists touring to and fro.

  These five nice tourists, they take this trip,
  Relaxing on deck on this little ship.
  The weather is clear and the sun is hot,
      <thunder and lightning start here>
  (Spoken) The weather is clear? I think it is not!

  Tourists come, tourists go,
  Tourists tossing to and fro.

  The captain is brave, he's <thunder> Carrrrumba! What a storm!
  The captain is brave, he's a fearless man,
  And Gilligan helps him all that he can.
  The wheel, she break and lose all control,
  S.S. Minnow do the rock-and-roll.

  The sea is now calm and the weather grand,
  Where is the Minnow?  Upon the sand!
  What happen now will bring you a smile,
  The adventures of Gilligan,  <guitar chord>
  And the Skipper,                    "
  And the Millionaire,                "
  And Mrs. Millionaire,               "
  And the other tourists,             "
  On Gilligan's Isle!

Closing Theme:

  We leave all our friends on this tropic shore,
  Perhaps they will be here forevermore.
  Maybe a rescue will set them free,
  Tune in next week and then you will see.

The Animated Series
New Adventures of Gilligan's Island, The

Denver, Bob             Gilligan
Hale, Alan              The Skipper
Backus, Jim             Thurston Howell III
Schafer, Natalie        Lovey Howell
Johnson, Russell        The Professor
Webb, Jane              Mary Ann
Edwards, Jane           Ginger Grant

Gilligan's Planet

Denver, Bob             Gilligan
Hale, Alan              The Skipper
Backus, Jim             Thurston Howell III
Schafer, Natalie        Lovey Howell
Johnson, Russell        The Professor
Wells, Dawn             Mary Ann
Wells, Dawn             Ginger Grant

The Movies
Rescue From Gilligan's Island  (1978)

Arquette, Lewis         Judge
Ashe, Martin            Butler
Backus, Jim             Thurston Howell III
Baldwin, Judith         Ginger Grant
Bartold, Norman         Producer
Bowen, Candace          Pom Pom Girl
Chisney, Diana          Mrs. Fellows
Denver, Bob             Gilligan
Flanagan, Michael       Director
Gregory, Mary           Mrs. Devonshire
Hale Jr., Alan          Skipper Jonas Grumby
Johnson, Russell        Professor Roy Hinkley
LaFleur, Art            Ivan
Laurance, Judd          Technician
Machado, Mario          Reporter (uncredited)
Macready, Michael       FBI Man #2
Mallory, Barbara        Cindy Smith
Marshall, Don           FBI Man #1
Mukai, Marcus K.        Hawaiian Man
Powell, Alisa           Pom Pom Girl
Prestige, Mel           Governor's Aide
Richards, Glenn         Mr. Devonshire
Rodine, Alex            1st Officer
Rogers, Victor          Mr. Fellows
Rorke, Richard          Helicopter Pilot
Rudy, Martin            Dean
Schafer, Natalie        Lovey Wentworth Howell
Schiavelli, Vincent     Dimitri
Stevens, Portia         Pom Pom Girl
Taylor, June Whitley    Miss Ainsworth
Waugh, Micki            Pom Pom Girl
Wells, Dawn             Mary Ann Summers
Werris, Snag            Camera Man
Wheeler, John           Studio Guard
Wood, Robert            Tony

The Castaways on Gilligan's Island  (1979)

Backus, Jim             Thurston Howell III
Baldwin, Judith         Ginger Grant
Bosley, Tom             Henry Elliot
Denver, Bob             Gilligan
Hale Jr., Alan          Skipper Jonas Grumby
Johnson, Russell        Professor Roy Hinkley
Schafer, Natalie        Lovey Wentworth Howell
Wallace, Marcia         Myra Elliot
Wells, Dawn             Mary Ann Summers

The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island  (1981)

Backus, Jim             Thurston Howell III
Bain, Barbara           Olga Smetna
Crothers, Scatman       Globetrotters manager/coach
Denver, Bob             Gilligan
Denver, Dreama Peery    the Howell's secretary
Forslund, Constance     Ginger Grant
Hale Jr., Alan          Skipper Jonas Grumby
Johnson, Russell        Professor Roy Hinkley
Landau, Martin          J.J. Pierson
Ruprecht, David         Thurston Howell IV
Schafer, Natalie        Lovey Wentworth Howell
Wells, Dawn             Mary Ann Summers

The Books
Gilligan, Maynard and Me
  by Bob Denver
  Citadel Press
  ISBN 0806514132

Here on Gilligan's Island
  by Russell Johnson
  Perennial Lib
  ISBN 0060969938

Inside Gilligan's Island
  by Sherwood Schwartz
  St Martins Press Inc
  ISBN 0312104820

Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook
  by Dawn Wells, Ken Beck, and Jim Clark
  Rutledge Hill Press
  ISBN 1558532455

TV Treasures:  A Companion Guide to Gilligan's Island
  by Sylvia Stoddard
  St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1996
  ISBN 0-312-95797-1

Unofficial Gilligan's Island Handbook, The
  by Joey Green
  Warner Books, Inc.
  ISBN 0-446-38668-5

The Fan Clubs
This information is from Jeff Brodrick <>:

On a piece of paper write your name, address, city, state, zip, phone#
and the word INTERNET.

Send it with $15 to:
The Original Gilligan's Island Fan Club
P.O. Box 25311
Salt Lake City UT  84125-0311

You will receive from them:

A subscription to the 16-page quarterly newsletter.
A Gilligan's Island fan club T-shirt (nice)
A numbered membership card
A 4"x6" color photo of the cast (the color version of my www page shot)
An opportunity to buy discounted collectibles
50 cents of your new membership will go to Make a Wish Foundation

Thanks to:
  The cast and crew of "Gilligan's Island"
  "The Unofficial Gilligan's Island Handbook" by Joey Green
  Dillie <>
  Thomas Kettler <>
  Jan Elliott <>
  Adam R. Jones <ARJ101@PSUVM.PSU.EDU>
  Michael O'Neal-Petterson <>
  Michael Rupert <>
  Thomas R. Kettler <KETTLER@PIERRE.MIT.EDU>
  Fred Ochs <>
  Jim Dean <>
  Michael L. Blyler <>
  Eric S. Casper <>
  Mark E. Mallett <mem@mv.MV.COM>
  Jeff Brodrick <>
  Doug Ward <>
  Tom Walsh <>
  Davis S. <>
  Tony Laundrie <>
  Paul Roberts <>
  Sandra S <>

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       Doug Krause
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Mar 19, 2023 @ 2:02 am
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